Browsing: birth of Christ

Source: MYSTAGOGY By John Sanidopoulos Five or six miles southwest of Jerusalem lay the tiny town of Bethlehem in the Judean hills. It was here that man’s eyes first saw God in the flesh. Why this place and not another of so many other possibilities? Bethlehem was the perfect place for Christ to have been born. Of course it was the home of Joseph and Mary’s ancestors – the city of David. But it was more. Bethlehem was “the house of bread”. This is what the word Bethlehem means. To have received such a name, Bethlehem must have produced some…